The Aylesbury Vale Academy, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0WS

This job expired on 24 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 April 2022

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In this rapidly expanding 'Good' school, we are looking we need an inspirational specialist to lead our Health and Social Care department from September.

This is a job for an ambitious and committed individual.

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge including experience of a number of Level 2 and Level 3 specifications. They will be able to deliver Health and Social Care up to KS5 and deliver the new T-Level in Childcare and Development with support and training in this qualification. The successful candidate will be expected to help run after school activities which is likely to focus on interventions or may include running a club as part of our Extended Schools Provision.

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About The Aylesbury Vale Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 19
School size
1696 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
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We are a highly supportive school with strong subject and senior leadership to help you develop. We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to lead our Health and Social Care department who is passionate about their subject, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning. The Health and Social Care department currently comprises of 2 full-time Health and Social Care teachers, including the Head of 6th Form.

The Health and Social Care department offers the BTEC Level 1 and 2 award in health and Social Care from Year 9. In Year 12 and 13, we offer the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (single award) and Extended Diploma (triple award). In September 2022, we hope to also introduce the T-Level in Childcare and Development. Our students benefit from work placements in our pre-school and primary and we also provide for apprenticeships Post-16.

The size of the school and its all-through status will also provide opportunities for professional development as staff begin to take on positions of responsibility within their department or across the school

We will offer you:-
- Results above the national average and improving rapidly
- A well-resourced department with excellent facilities and spaces
- Personalised, supportive CPD so that you can flourish and be the best you can possibly be at whichever stage in your career
- Strong collegiate atmosphere
- Supportive and thorough induction programme
- A primary school with discounted nursery provision for staff
- Strong SLT
- 5 minute walk to a direct rail link to London Marylebone (40 minutes)
- State of the art gym available free for staff use

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with an experienced Academy Principal. In Ofsted's visit, January 2019, the school was judged 'Good' in all areas for the first time in the Academy's history.

Quotations from the Ofsted Visit, January 2019:-

- "Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership".
- "The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils' conduct is calm and orderly".
- "Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members' well-being and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school".
- "Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer".
- "Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts".
- "Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy".

Consequently, results are now above the national average for the first time in the Academy's history with a Progress 8 score of 0.21.

The school is improving at a rapid pace and this is a career defining opportunity for those who can play a pivotal role in enhancing the life chances of children and young people. The Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, moved into new purpose built accommodation in September 2013 and is benefiting from state of the art facilities and teaching. Situated on the new Berryfields housing development, the Academy (including the primary school) is set to increase its role in the new few years. There are currently 1790 students on roll including 500 in the primary phase.

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Arranging a visit to The Aylesbury Vale Academy

If you wish to discuss the post in more detail, please contact Mrs E Perrin, HR Lead on either eperrin@theacademy.me or on 01296 428551.

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